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  • The Latest Laugh -- A service of eBay

    At a glance, this looks pretty cool...a military-style large watch converted from an 8-day movement used in clocks, coach watches and some actual British military timepieces...it even looks somewhat old.


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    But see the number printed on the dial? One might think it corresponds to a case number or some stock reference pertaining to being military-issued.

    Nope. It's the US patent number of the Octava movement. It's found on all of them (I own two):

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    To the makers of such items: I don't mind a little pretend history on these conversion watches, it's part of the fun, but please don't make yourselves look foolish.
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    Last edited by Watch Carefully; 08-20-2018, 04:34 PM.

  • #2
    The latest laugh...interesting NY Standard movement recased as a wristwatch. Nothing too objectionable here...

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    ...except that the dial reads NY Standart. Definitely made in Europe.


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    Do they offer a discount for misspellings?

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    • #3
      Lol - that's pretty bad.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mike D View Post
        Lol - that's pretty bad.
        He must have placed the dial order by phone.
        "NY Standart?"
        "Ja, NY Standard"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Watch Carefully View Post

          He must have placed the dial order by phone.
          "NY Standart?"
          "Ja, NY Standard"
          That's probably the way it actually went!

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          • #6
            The Latest Laugh:

            Roland and I had a good chuckle about this RGM auction...for multiple reasons.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Watch Carefully View Post
              The Latest Laugh:

              Roland and I had a good chuckle about this RGM auction...for multiple reasons.
              So how is Ray.....ah..I mean um...Roland going since he moved the company over from Switzerland?

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              • #8
                It seems the bottom fell out of the market........

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Tim. View Post
                  It seems the bottom fell out of the market........

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                  I'm not surprised. Ol' Ray himself told me that the seller's asking price was too high.

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                  • #10
                    Unfortunately, this one isn't funny...
                    Bidding is up over $600 US for an obvious fake:

                    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Omega-Co-ax...waN:rk:18:pf:0

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                    • #11
                      Much nicer fakes than this one can be had for less than $400, complete with a tastefully decorated ETA 2836. This one's a shocker! It deserves to be outed.
                      P.S. I've sent the guy a message, doubt it'll have much effect, it ends in less than an hour.
                      Last edited by Tim.; 11-15-2018, 09:58 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Tim. View Post
                        Much nicer fakes than this one can be had for less than $400, complete with a tastefully decorated ETA 2836. This one's a shocker! It deserves to be outed.
                        P.S. I've sent the guy a message, doubt it'll have much effect, it ends in less than an hour.
                        Very scary. Apparently someone bought it for $1,357.20 US.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Watch Carefully View Post

                          Very scary. Apparently someone bought it for $1,357.20 US.
                          Yes, scary indeed. Buyer beware!

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                          • #14
                            Not the fault of eBay, but this is worth a laugh...
                            who today would be naive enough to follow these instructions,
                            even if it meant having a lost pocket watch returned to you?:


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                            • #15
                              Here's another beauty. As many of you know, George Daniels invented the co-axial escapement, and licensed it to Omega, who began producing chronometer wristwatches using the technology and name in the late 1990s. Someone has been very creative with this ca. 1910s Omega:

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